Read the movie description that appears below the movie player on the Behavior Topic Page. Then use the following prompts to encourage class discussion before, during, and after watching the movie.

Before the Movie

What is an example of a learned behavior?

What do you want to learn about behavior? 


During the Movie (Pause Points)

Stop at the following times in the movie and ask questions or prompt a discussion to keep students focused and to assess their understanding before moving on:

Timecode 1:14 How are instinctive behaviors different from learned behaviors? 

Timecode 1:53: How do learned behaviors develop? 

Timecode 2:52: What is the nature vs nurture debate about? Why does Tim refer to it as “fake”? 

After the Movie

What is an example of an instinctive behavior? Learned behavior?   

What is something new that you learned about behavior? 


*BrainPOP’s Discussion Questions and Prompts align to CCSS Speaking and Listening Standards.